Sweeney Todd in Backwell

PUBLISHED: 09:01 27 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

THE demon barber of Fleet Street will make an appearance in Backwell when secondary school pupils perform the musical, Sweeney Todd.

THE demon barber of Fleet Street will make an appearance in Backwell when secondary school pupils perform the musical, Sweeney Todd.

Sondheim's classical show will be put on at Backwell School Theatre with a promise of traditional Victorian melodrama, dark humour and many scares.

Transported to a penal colony for a crime he did not commit, Sweeney Todd returns to London looking for vengeance.

The evil truth he uncovers upon his return pushes him to the edge of madness and beyond.

More than sixty students from years 10-13 are involved in the show, in production, performance and technical roles.

Throughout the rest of the school, students have been involved in the preparation of the production.

Year nine art students have made masks, A-level textiles students are designing and making costumes, history students are researching and creating a Victorian display for the entrance foyer and level 2 creative and media diploma students have designed and created publicity material.

The show will be put on at the school from February 2-5 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £6-8, are available from the school reception, Monday to Friday from 1-1.45pm.

They are also available on 01275 465941 from 9.30am-12.30pm Monday to Friday.

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